Guillestre Travel Guide

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Guillestre Things to Do

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    by MATIM Written Nov 29, 2008

    When I am walking in the mountains or through the woods I am always searching for animals and am thrilled when I see a deer, fox or squirrel.
    AT the queyras the marmot is a common animal, however you have to be real lucky to see them.
    So what they did in Guillestre is, they put some marmots in a small area at the foot of the hill Mont Dauphin.
    The marmots has such a good life there that they never left anymore.
    No gates surround the many marmots, and provide tourist to spot the animals.
    Be very quiet and bring a carrot, and you might have a change to see some marmots, like we did.

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    On top of the hill ljust outside Guillestre a fort build by Vauban is situated.
    From Guillestre you take the N94 to Briancon, after the roundabout first small road on the left.
    The enormous fortress will suprise you!
    It's an entire village with houses, wide road, hotel and café.

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    Today we've been rafting on the river the Durance.
    Guillestre is close to the river Durance and the Gull. However the Gull is much tramp shipping then the Durance. You have to be more trained when you like to raft on the Gull.
    So obviously we chose for a trip at the Durance.
    Rafting takes about 2 hours. Starting at St. Clement at about 18 km you end just before the city of Embrun.
    A small bus provide by the raft guide bring you to the start point.
    Children are allowed to join from the age of 6 years.
    Seeing the mountains from the water instead of the road is even more beautiful.
    The what the called "the hole of the Durance"is spectacular (showing you in the picture)
    We made our reservations at Maarten van der Laan because he is Dutch and to our surprise he comes from Breda!
    Maarten speaks France and English as well.
    Before you start you get information about how to row a raft boat and what to do when you fall out.
    Maarten provides you from a wet suit, water shoes and life jacket.

    The cost of a rafting trip is 30 euro. For 4 persons 29 euros and for 8 persons 28 euro p.p.
    You also can make reservations for a sail at a hotdog or a kayak.
    THe cost of a trip with a kayak is 38 euros p.p for a half day
    1 day 65 euros

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Guillestre Hotels

  • Hotel Lacour

    94 Mont-Dauphin Gare, Guillestre, 5600, France

    Good for: Couples

  • Le Catinat Fleuri

    La Longeagne, Guillestre, 05600, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Guillestre Off The Beaten Path

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    by MATIM Written Nov 29, 2008

    The French want to keep there city clean from dog ***, off course they are right.
    This is what they do, they put this machine filled with dog bags at central places in town.
    I thought this is a really good solution.

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Guillestre Sports & Outdoors

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    by MATIM Written Nov 29, 2008

    Guillestre is close to the river Durance and the Gull. However the Gull is much tramp shipping then the Durance. You have to be more trained when you like to raft on the Gull.
    So obviously we chose for a trip at the Durance.
    Rafting takes about 2 hours. Starting at St. Clement at about 18 km you end just before the city of Embrun.
    A small bus provide by the raft guide bring you to the start point.
    Children are allowed to join from the age of 6 years.
    Seeing the mountains from the water instead of the road is even more beautiful.
    The what the called "the hole of the Durance"is spectacular (showing you in the picture)
    We made our reservations at Maarten van der Laan because he is Dutch and to our surprise he comes from Breda!
    Maarten speaks France and English as well.
    Before you start you get information about how to row a raft boat and what to do when you fall out.
    Maarten provides you from a wet suit, water shoes and life jacket.

    The cost of a rafting trip is 30 euro. For 4 persons 29 euros and for 8 persons 28 euro p.p.
    You also can make reservations for a sail at a hotdog or a kayak.
    THe cost of a trip with a kayak is 38 euros p.p for a half day
    1 day 65 euros

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    • Kayaking

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Guillestre Favorites

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    by MATIM Written Nov 29, 2008

    Favorite thing: You find the tourist information at,
    Place Salva
    05600 Guillestre
    Tel: 0492450437
    fax 0492451909
    www.pays-du-guillestrois@wanadoo.fr

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    by MATIM Written Nov 29, 2008

    Favorite thing: Every time when I walked through Guillestre I discovered some more small restaurants hidden in narrow streets.
    Nothing is recently paint that's what gives the town a certain charme.
    If you are in the region of the haute Alpes, Guillestre is certainly worth a visit.

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    by MATIM Written Nov 29, 2008

    Favorite thing: Guillestre is a town like a France town should be.
    A small square surround by cosy cafe's where the terraces are covered by leaves of huge trees.
    An old church, small shops and a track where you are able to play a real French game called jeu de boules.
    Every Monday morning from 8.00 am till 1.00 o'clock a market cover the square and streets of Guillestre. This is the biggest market of the Queryas and people from all around plus tourist are visiting.
    Local products like olives, lavendel soap, cheese and spices are soled.

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